04/29/13 — Teacher could face charges in Duplin

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Teacher could face charges in Duplin

By From staff reports
Published in News on April 29, 2013 1:46 PM

WARSAW -- A James Kenan High School teacher has resigned in light of an ongoing investigation into her alleged sexual relationship with a student.

No charges have been filed.

"There is an active criminal investigation," Duplin County Sheriff Blake Wallace said today. "We are still pursuing leads, and we are in consultation with the District Attorney's office."

The investigation has been ongoing for about two weeks, Wallace said.

"We hope to finish it this week," he said.

Wallace confirmed the investigation involved a female teacher and male student, but said he could not comment further.

Duplin County Public Schools is aware of an accusation of a "perceived inappropriate relationship" between a teacher and a student, and is conducting an investigation, school officials said in a press release.

According to the release, school officials became aware of the accusation on April 8 and immediately suspended the teacher with pay pending the outcome of the investigation.